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11:38 am: For wednesday_10_00
It's finally finished!

I draped the belt I picked out over the shoulder so you could see what it looks like. Do you need geta to go with it?


Lessons learned:
  • Collars are hard whether doing Western or Eastern clothing. ^_^;
  • Don't let a hot iron accidentally touch the carpet. Ewww.

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    From:wednesday_10_00
    Date:July 29th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)

    EEEEE!

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    You're so fast! It looks great! Thanks so much! *hugs* (And yes I do need geta, if you don't mind picking some up...I'm not sure if they'll have any that fit me though; my feet are about 25cm.)

    I forgot to tell you: the other day Kojima-san and I were talking about the Chiba festival, and I mentioned that a friend was making a yukata for me, and then I showed her the pictures you posted earlier. She was all すごい~!かわいい~! and then she told me that it was a shame to just wear it to the Chiba festival and that I should go to some hanbitaikai in Tokyo too, so as many people as possible would see it. ^_^; It was so cute.
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    From:spacealien_vamp
    Date:July 29th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)

    Re: EEEEE!

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    You're so fast!

    I would be faster if I could do it without making silly blunders, but thank you.

    Now I need to get started on one for megory...

    And yes I do need geta, if you don't mind picking some up...

    I'll see what I can find.

    She was all すごい~!かわいい~! and then she told me that it was a shame to just wear it to the Chiba festival

    <g> Imagine if you had gone with the pink leopard print...
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    From:firesign10
    Date:July 30th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
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    Collars are hard whether doing Western or Eastern clothing.
    (only speaking for Western) yep!

    Don't let a hot iron accidentally touch the carpet
    Been there, done that...

    It looks beautiful! Good job!! Must have been a little easier, being the second one? Seems like it went really fast!
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    From:spacealien_vamp
    Date:July 30th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
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    It looks beautiful! Good job!!

    Thank you. *^_^*

    Must have been a little easier, being the second one?

    Actually, it was harder in places because I didn't have someone there helping me to hold things. It's hard to measure pieces 150-170cm long all by yourself. Plus, the first time, the teacher did the hardest parts (like pinning on the collar) for me.

    Seems like it went really fast!

    It's definitely faster when I can spend all day on it than when I can only spend an hour a week.
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    From:firesign10
    Date:July 30th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
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    It's definitely faster when I can spend all day on it than when I can only spend an hour a week

    Yeah, it would be hehehe .... forgot for a minute that you are on break :-)

    *resolves to take an hour a day just for sewing/cross-stitch*
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    From:megory
    Date:July 30th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)

    Wowwwweeee!

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    It is beautiful! The belt really sets it off, too. Congratulations to both the giver and the receiver!

    <i>Now I need to get started on one for megory...</i>
    You are amazing. I think I would be saying, "Whew! Done with that for a while!" Isn't it hard thinking about going into it all over again so soon?
    Yet, I'm really excited about it!

    The hot iron on the carpet must be a really common incident when working on the floor. Maybe a (new)wooden cutting board (with a towel on it?)or something like that could serve as both an ironing surface and a protector for the carpet? I can't really think what would work.
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    From:spacealien_vamp
    Date:July 31st, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)

    Re: Wowwwweeee!

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    It is beautiful!

    Thanks!

    Isn't it hard thinking about going into it all over again so soon?

    The way I look at it, I should do it while A) I still have the time, and B) the process is still fresh in my memory. If I start putting it off, then I might wind up procrastinating forever.

    Maybe a (new)wooden cutting board (with a towel on it?)or something like that could serve as both an ironing surface and a protector for the carpet?

    I'm considering buying a new ironing board that stands up higher off the floor. I also want one that's longer so that I can iron across the entire width of a bolt of fabric, since right now it hangs off the end. I looked at some at the store the other day, though, and they didn't have any that were much longer than the one I have. Standard Japanese ironing board length is apparently about half of standard American ironing board length. ;_;
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    From:megory
    Date:July 31st, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)

    Re: Wowwwweeee!

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    How would you carry a long one home even if you could find one? Maybe it could rest across the bike and you could walk it home. Maybe they would deliver it. Maybe it would be a good day for a taxi.

    Is there any way you could stand two of their shorter ones back to back on your coffee table or kitchen table? Would that help?
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    From:spacealien_vamp
    Date:July 31st, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)

    Re: Wowwwweeee!

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    Maybe it could rest across the bike and you could walk it home. Maybe they would deliver it.

    Either way would probably work.

    Is there any way you could stand two of their shorter ones back to back on your coffee table or kitchen table?

    My kitchen table is not nearly big (or clean) enough for that. The coffee table is potentially long enough, but I use it to eat on so that I can stay in my air conditioned room.
    From:(Anonymous)
    Date:August 3rd, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
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    It's beautifull. How talenteded you are. Aunt Cathy
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    From:spacealien_vamp
    Date:August 4th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
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    It's beautifull.

    Thank you! *^_^*
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